Why does the WebLogic Server (WLS) Java Process consume more memory than the max allocated heap size?

(Doc ID 2286277.1)

Last updated on JULY 17, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Why does my WebLogic Server Java process consume more memory than the configured max heap size ? (Xmx value)
 For eg:

WLS Admin Server is configured to have a max heap size of 1024M


But we see that the resident memory is higher than the max allocated heap size (Xmx value)  (Both the values are highligted in bold)



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